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Inaugural Cotswold Women’s League to be launched this summer

By GlosCB  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

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Women's cricket

in Gloucestershire has been given a major boost with the formation of the

first-ever Cotswold League.

Fairford, Bourton

Vale, Kempsford, Langford, Slaughters United and Cirencester Cricket Clubs will

take part in the inaugural competition in May.

The league is

supported by the Cotswold District Cricket Association which is keen to

encourage new players to get involved.

League liaison

David Taylor said: "This is a unique opportunity for women - including teenage

girls - to join one of these clubs and enjoy the thrill of playing a fun-packed

sport. First-timers will be embraced by all the participating clubs because

most teams comprise of women new to the game. It's an ideal time for novices to

take the plunge and have a try but experienced players will be made welcome


Steve Silk,

cricket development manager at the Gloucestershire Cricket Board: "It is

fantastic to see the formation of a women's cricket league in the Cotswolds and

we hope it is the first of many new competitions across the county.

"The league is a

great opportunity for juniors to play adult cricket and for older people who

may not have played for a while to get back into the game. The competition will

support the growing number of women and girls playing the game in

Gloucestershire and will cut down on travelling. I am sure it will be a great


The GCB is also

hoping to increase the opportunities for girls by setting up outdoor secondary

school competitions at under 13 and under 15 level for the first time this


 If you would like to join one of these six

clubs but do not have their contact details please phone league liaison David on

07740 604309 or e-mail him at coach.cricket@hotmail.co.uk.

 You can also contact David if your club would

like to form a women's team and join the Cotswold League or arrange some

friendly matches to help get you started.

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